Archive for March, 2007

Results from OzFox 2007 survey….

Craig Bailey has published some interesting survey results, done during the OzFox 2007 VFP conference, here is the link: Not surprising to see all the flavors of FoxPro still being used. Great survey….thanks for the information Craig. Technorati tags: Visual Foxpro, Microsoft, Talman, Craig Bailey, Rahul Desai, OzFox

March 27, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Talman news, Visual Foxpro

Micro managing team members….

No one likes the idea of Micro managing a team member, so what does micro managing mean? Micro managing means paying extra attention to minor details. In practice, this means managing at a level far lower and more detailed than necessary or appropriate. The following questions can answer some of the reasons for being micro managed: Is your […]

March 26, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Talman news

Project Burnouts and Burnout rebound….

This is a common scenario while working with smaller team on bigger projects, weeks of demanding workload takes its toll and you discover the motivation isn’t quite what it used to be. Identifying and battling back from burnout is a skill every project manager must know. Some key areas which can help rebound, when in […]

March 21, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering, Talman news

Manuals for Software projects….

There are a few standard ways to create manuals for software projects, some of them are: Using Microsoft word manual template Buying readymade templates from various providers Designing your own format Most of the companies prefer to design their own format as it is not difficult to design and there are many tools available to […]

March 19, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering, Tools, Tips & Utilities

VFP application talking to AS400 through MQseries…

Continuing from my last post on Project management issues, regarding VFP application talking to AS400 through MQseries, I would like to announce that Castro has successfully completed the integration. Talman must be the only company who would have done this, not that many require it, but you feel proud when something unique has been done […]

March 18, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Tools, Tips & Utilities, Visual Foxpro

Managing and Planning for Critical tasks….

Again some common project management mistakes, which becomes critical and become root cause of the project failures. I am talking about not identifying and not pre-planning for Critical tasks. The current project I am working on has a similar critical task of integrating VFP application with AS400 applications through use of MQ-series messaging. The development […]

March 17, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Project Management, Software Engineering, Talman news, Visual Foxpro

"Vista activation can be bypassed"

Here is the text from the following link: Link on bypassing Vista Activation and another link which confirms it: Windows Vista can be run for at least a year without being activated, according to Windows expert Brian Livingston. A single change to Vista’s registry lets users put off the operating system’s product activation requirement by […]

March 16, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: General

Microsoft Empower for ISVs members

Microsoft Empower for ISVs members, here is a quick link with all the details: Basically, they require that you build an application that supports one of the following platforms: Windows 2003 server, Vista, Office 2007, Sql Server 2005 or others listed on the page.   Technorati tags: Microsoft, Licensing, ISV

March 15, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Uncategorized

Silently…..spelling auto correct in Word 2007

One of the things that I love about Word 2007 is that many existing features are becoming easier to find and easier to use. A good example of that is the spelling auto correct, which silently corrects simple typing mistakes such as “teh” or “adn.” I am working on a manual for one of our […]

March 15, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: General, Tools, Tips & Utilities

Microsoft…thanks for a "Clear" message

I received a message from Craig Bailey, who is attending the MVP summit in Seattle USA and he mentioned the following: (Message from Craig Bailey) just a quick note to let you know about some VFP news that is just breaking… this afternoon YAG  (Yair Alan Griver) met with all of us VFP MVP’s and […]

March 14, 2007 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
Posted in: Visual Foxpro